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Question: We have a patient who received outpatient care at our hospital clinic. This patient is also currently an inpatient in a rehab orthopedic hospital. We’re getting a Recovery Auditor (RAC... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
The recent discussion of ways to hold down drug pricing is needed, as you can see by the latest quarterly average sales price (ASP) update issued by CMS. The ASP update shows the upper limit on prices... More
Question: We have a patient who received outpatient care at our hospital clinic. This patient is also currently an inpatient in a rehab orthopedic hospital. We’re getting a Recovery Auditor (RAC... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
The recent discussion of ways to hold down drug pricing is needed, as you can see by the latest quarterly average sales price (ASP) update issued by CMS. The ASP update shows the upper limit on prices... More
Tools
This sample template for immediate post-op notes is courtesy of Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Pikeville leadership requires physicians to complete this form before the patient goes to the next level of care unless accompanied by the practitioner who did the procedure. Full post-operative reports should be completed according to hospital policy.
Click the "Download file" link to access an annual wellness visit (AWV) form updated for 2016 with new screenings.
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